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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good afternoon, i'm elizabeth wenger. frank and michelle are off today. it is nonstop for barack obama and mitt romney. they have less than 24 hours
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now to convince the nation's undecided that they are the right guy for the next four years. danielle nottingham is tracking both candidates today. >> reporter: elizabeth, the white house hopefuls have been pushing it hard the last few days with events across the country. and with the race so close, they are both bringing along some big name help. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: mitt romney kicked off his last campaign day in florida, where voters will help awarded biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> god bless the people of wisconsin. >> i need iowa. >> cleveland really does rock! >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and he is using
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star power to push supporters to the polls. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> i get to fly around with him on the last day that i will ever campaign so that's not a bad way to end things. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the swing states, the president appears to have a slight edge. pollsters believe the president is closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win. that means he has to capture fewer toss-up states than governor romney to take the election. the obama campaign also believes they are doing better with early voters. >> you can vote early. >> reporter: romney aides dispute that claim and say their supporters have surged to the polls. >> i need your votes. i need your help. >> reporter: an estimated four out of ten voters will have cast their ballots early but both sides are counting on a big election day turnout. they both know having the most
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supporters isn't enough. the campaigns say they believe the election will be determined by who gets the supporters to vote. at the white house, danielle nottingham. back to you. >> thank you. with election day just hours away now, a record number of people in california have already voted including many right here in the bay area. and cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us now from outside the alameda county courthouse where some are still showing up for those mail-in ballots. hey, cate. >> reporter: good afternoon, elizabeth. you're correct. about 800,000 bay area voters won't be at the polls tomorrow because those people have already voted. but here at the alameda county courthouse, we have already continuously seen that stream of eager and early voters. dorothy smith waited for her mail-in ballot to come but decided she had waited long enough. >> i got to boogie down here and i'm not the only one boogieing down here today.
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>> reporter: election day is less than 24 hours away but according to the state, the amount of bay area voters with ballots already in is equivalent to the entire population of san francisco. >> your vote counts. your voice counts. voice don't have no choice if you don't vote. >> reporter: people we spoke to here say it's about family ties and civic duty. >> i grew up in an immigrant family and when my parents became citizens, they have never missed an election. i vote every election. >> in california, we are fortunate. we don't have the florida problems. it's an honor to do your duty. >> reporter: nationally it's a tight race for the white house but one voter stressed he was also just as concerned for what this election will mean closer to home. >> i just think it's important to vote. i don't know if necessarily my voice is being heard but i get to have a say in what measures are on the ballot. >> reporter: voter registration offices are still making a push to get word out. for these voters the word is already heard loud and clear.
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elizabeth, half of california's voters are expected to vote by mail and that's actually an 8% increase in what we saw in the 2008 presidential election but when i spoke to people here at the alameda county courthouse they want to let the public know if you still have a mail- in ballot, it is too late. you have to bring it to the courthouse or polling location tomorrow. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> down to the wire. okay, thank you, cate. well, of course, keep it right here on cbs 5 for up-to- the-minute coverage of election day 2012. cbs eyewitness news starts at 4:30 tomorrow morning. and later in the day, you can watch "cbs evening news" beginning at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon. we'll bring you local updates twice an hour. can't get to a tv? election results will be streaming live on in other news, a fremont man is dead, shot and killed by police in a bizarre early-
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morning shooting. elissa harrington has the details. >> reporter: investigators carry large bags of evidence out of a fremont apartment building that was the scene of a bizarre officer-involved shooting. police shot and killed a naked knife-wielding man who was chasing his estranged wife on the 4500 block of central avenue. around 11:00 last night, the woman's roommate called police to report a domestic dispute. >> officers arrived and found a female who was later identified as our victim running out of the unit with her husband pursuing her. he was naked with a knife in his hand. officers demanded that the suspect stop, drop his weapon. >> reporter: police said he would not follow orders. so they shot him. the gunfire was so loud, it woke sleeping neighbors. >> i was in bed and my window was open and i heard about 5 gunshots go off. >> heard a woman faintly, you know, screaming. i'm not sure what she was saying. >> reporter: the suspect has been identified as a 37-year- old from san jose.
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he was pronounced dead at the hospital. his wife was not hurt. >> she got away. it happened so quickly. and she was able to get out of the unit. >> reporter: the investigation closed traffic along busy central avenue for hours this morning. we don't know why the man was naked or what provoked that attack. both officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave. one of them has been with the police department more than 20 years. the other is a 3-year veteran. in fremont, elissa harrington, cbs 5. >> this is the first officer involved shooting in fremont this year. an investigation is under way. meanwhile, investigators are calling a fire at a nail salon in pleasant hill suspicious. this after firefighters found what appears to be an unexploded molotov cocktail. fire broke out late last night at the strip mall on contra costa boulevard. it gutted the salon and the business may have been broken into beforehand. >> when firefighters first arrived, they found the front window of the business broken
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open with heavy black smoke coming out and localized fire put out quickly with really no obvious signs of how the fire may have started. >> investigators say the timing of the fire in the middle of the night is also suspicious. no one was hurt. muni is going to have to foot the bill for the bus that was torched a week ago during the sunday night celebration of the giants winning the world series. according to the "san francisco chronicle," the city's insurance policy does not cover torching of buses. replacing the coach will cost $700,000. happening right now, workers at raley's grocery stores are striking. the walkout began after contract talks broke off early yesterday. the key stick points are medical benefits, elimination of premium pay for working sunday, and a proposed wage freeze. raley's says it needs to cut costs because of growing competition from nonunionized companies like walmart.
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in the middle of dealing with superstorm sandy's aftermath, new jerseyans dealt with an earthquake this morning. that 2.2 earthquake shook around 1 a.m. people reported hearing a loud boom and feeling buildings shaking. but there are no reports of any damage, at least earthquake related. new jersey is beginning to clean up downed power lines, debris and other hurricane damage. it is now one week and millions in the east are still without power. lines to public transit stretch for miles during commute times and gas can still be found just in limited supply. still much more to come on eyewitness news at noon including new evidence at multivitamins can save lives. >> and did division used to make you cringe, was algebra a pain in the neck is research shows that math may be more painful than you think. >> speaking of math, offshore winds likely to crank temperatures up to record- breaking levels today. but there's also some rain in the forecast. we'll talk about that coming
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this morning.. the company s it sold a record num welcome back. apple had some good news to report this morning. the company says it's sold a record number of ipad minis over the weekend. more than 3 million minis were snatched up by apple fans during its debut weekend. the mini, which starts at $329, hit store shelves friday after preorders sold out on apple's website. a bit of relief at the pump for drivers over the past two weeks. the lundberg survey says gas prices dropped 21 cents since mid-october. the national average for a gallon of regular is now $3.55.
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in california, the average much higher at $3.98. and, of course, san francisco is still holding the distinction for the nation's highest gas price at $4.05. ouch. in today's healthwatch, a new study finds multivitamins don't protect men from heart disease. cbs reporter edward lawrence shows us why you just can't beat a healthy diet and lifestyle. >> reporter: michael thompson takes a multivitamin every day. >> in my 20s when i wasn't eating healthy and needed an extra vitamin to cover everything. >> reporter: many people hope multivitamins will keep them healthy. a new study says they don't protect against major cardiovascular events. >> didn't effect the rate of centering a cardiovascular event. >> reporter: the research published in the journal of the
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american medical associationed to nearly 15,000 healthy male doctors. after 11 years there was no difference between those who received fakes and real vitamins. multivitamins are the most common dietary supplement in the u.s. a third of adults take them. doctors say taking multivitamins isn't the way to prevent heart disease. >> it's not a substitute for a well balanced diet or regular exercise. >> reporter: thompson says he will keep taking his multivitamin to make sure he gets the vitamins and minerals he needs. he says he eats right and gets plenty of exercise to stay healthy. edward lawrence for cbs news, los angeles. >> and last month the same group of researchers reported some benefits with multivitamins. men in the study had an 8% lower risk of cancer. splitting the bill may be more of a pain than you think. a new study suggests the anxiety caused by even simple math problems can actually cause you physical pain. researchers at the university of chicago found people solving tough equations showed the same
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brain activity linked to the sensation of pain and that brain activity was greater for folks who admitted to having a fear of math. lawrence, were you good at math? >> not bad. record-breaking numbers around the bay area. we have clear skies all the way to the coastline. overlooking san jose airport looking good so far. temperatures really just beginning to warm up. how about this? it is 72 degrees right now in san francisco. that's pretty awesome for this time of the year. 77 degrees in san jose. 57 in concord. and 74 degrees in oakland. lots of sunshine into the valleys. you can see those offshore winds blowing in the trees there a bit so sunshine all the way to the coastline. if you can't get out and enjoy it not going to see many days like this for the remainder of the year. mostly clear tonight. tomorrow it's going to be another warm day maybe a couple of more records broken but boy, things are going to change quite a bit in toward the latter part of the week. we have a strong ridge of high
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pressure above. you have the offshore winds down below, combining to bring us record temperatures around the bay area for today and maybe tomorrow. then that ridge is going to get out of the way and we're talking about much cooler temperatures maybe some rain too. record heat in the 70s and 80s. today we'll probably break these records in the afternoon, maybe up to 81 in san francisco, 84 redwood city, and about 83 degrees so breaking those records between one to three degrees above the previous records. so this is going to be some kind of day around the bay area. temperatures in the south bay should be as high as 84 morgan hill. 83 in santa clara. about 80 degrees in half moon bay. about 79 in pacifica. that's some pretty amazing weather for this time of year. 85 pleasanton. 82 napa valley. 80 degrees in fairfield. inside the bay grab your lunch and head out the door. it's 80 in oakland, 81 the official high in san francisco and about 85 degrees in santa rosa. next couple of days, we are going to watch those temperatures staying well above the average maybe a few more records for tomorrow.
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but by wednesday, we'll really notice a cooldown. that sea breeze kicks in. a few more clouds move across our skies and thursday and friday, much cooler temperatures. highs struggling to get in the 60s in the warmest spots and even some showers outside probably some snow up in the mountaintops in the sierra nevada maybe a dusting of snow locally and then temperatures begin to warm up on saturday and sunday. by the way, don't forget to get out there and vote. election day, you can go to the beach, surf a little bit and then head to the polls and enjoy. yeah. temperatures in the 70s and some more 80s. >> we got it get out of here, lawrence. >> i know. we're getting out of a good time. going to be beautiful in the afternoon. if you are out doors take a moment to look up at the sky. the night sky this week, we are in the middle of a meteor shower. >> yeah. >> you like this kind of stuff. >> love it. >> the torrid meteors will light up the sky through november 12. you can expect to see about 5 shooting stars per lure if conditions are right. things get more active later this month. a second meteor shower the
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leonid meteors will start november 17th. >> i can't wait. >> i know. cool stuff. look up. still ahead, a training flight turns into a crash- landing and it's all caught on camera. who is to blame? the pilot or the driver?
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the small cessna plane was coming in fo this plane crash in texas could have been worse. take a look. the small cessna plane was coming in for a landing when it clipped the top of the passing suv. drivers are supposed to look
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both ways to make sure an aircraft isn't landing. in this case, the plane lost part of its landing gear and skidded off the runway into a grassy area. but the pilot in training and two people in the suv were all amazingly just fine. more incredible video with an incredible outcome. a utah man was recording when a utility truck crossed into the path of an oncoming train. sam penrod shows us the crash that you won't believe that two people survived. >> reporter: james wood was thinking of his 4-year-old son when he pulled out his iphone and started recording a passing freight train. >> my son's get a fascination with trains. so i wanted to take a video of the train for him. >> reporter: but he never expected to see what happened next. >> it was surreal. it was like a scene out of a movie almost. >> reporter: wood himself in
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shock ran to the truck expecting both men were dead. >> he got out of the truck. i said, will you all right? he said, yeah, i am. i said dude you're lucky. >> reporter: this is all that's lot of by a semi truck used by a water treatment plant and not much left of the crossing signal. the video shows the union pacific train passing through wellington with horn blowing and the crossing lights flashing. the driver of the truck told police he didn't see the train. now this video shows no matter how big your truck, you'll never win a fight against a train. >> make sure i check crossing before i crossing it look both ways. that's what i'll take out of this one. >> well, we have more to come on eyewitness news the noon. we'll be right back. ,,
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that's right. it's time for this week's best buys. look at this pink grapefruit. loaded with flavor. loaded with juice. and it's like mother nature put the sugar right in there. you can find this grapefruit for 99 cents each in your local ads. just make sure when you buy them that they are heavy for their size and nice and shiny. beautiful idaho potatoes. if you like french fries or hash browns or baking potatoes you can't beat idahos. great value this time of year.
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take a look, around 59 cents a pound on your local supermarkets and local ads. >> beautiful oranges. these are juice oranges. they are called the pineapple orange. it's a certain variety. there's no pineapple flavor to them but they have that wonderful texture. you can find them right now for about 50 cents each. when it comes toic mag orange juice in the morning, just two is all you need. they are loaded with orange juice when it comes to making orange juice in the morning. eat fresh, stay healthy and save some money. i'm tony tantillo. your fresh grocer. they smell so good, too. tonight at 5:00, selling your car could end up costing you thousands if you are not careful. the often overlooked steps that make you liable for tickets in consumerwatch. finally this afternoon, would donald trump shave his head for a million dollars? that's how much mark cuban has offered to donate to charity if the donald says yes. the offer follows no one made
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by trump, $5 million to charity if president obama released his college transcripts before election day. the obama administration never responded. so far, trump hasn't responded to cuban's offer either. >> i'd shave his head for free. they are trying to make money for charity. >> if his hair is real. that's it for the "eyewitness news at noon." have a great day. captions by: caption colorado
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